Around the Web

May 27, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Hachette has revealed the cover for Finn’s Story (thanks to Jedi Bibliothek for catching this). Written by Jesse J. Holland and with a cover by Brian Rood, the book will be out in September.
  • Jason Fry has a new Jupiter Pirates short story that’s out, and it’s free.

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

May 26, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 014 focuses on the music of The Phantom Menace as they talk about the soundtrack and John Williams. Good episode for music fans.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 015 is a fun one as they go through alternate directors for the prequels. There’s some interesting choices, and the hosts provide their reasons for each, describing what these other directors could have brought to the table. Very intriguing and thought provoking. Good stuff.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 016 puts Matthew in the hot seat as John grills him on the special edition of A New Hope. It’s a fun dissection of the film and the changes. One thing I will note, not everyone who says they would like the original Star Wars wants a quasi original with some changes or modifications. I’d like to have a copy of the original just to be able to view it in all it’s original glory, flaws and all. It’s a piece of history, after all, and should be preserved if possible. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Obi-Wan & Anakin #5’ and ‘Star Wars #19’

May 25, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Obi-Wan & Anakin #5, Star Wars #19 and Star Wars Episode I Phantom Menace HC are all out today from Marvel.

Star Wars #19

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist/Cover Artist: Leinil Francis Yu
Variant Covers: Leinil Francis Yu (sketch cover), John Tyler Christopher (action figure cover)

Will Leia be able to save a prison full of Imperial forces? Or will the mastermind of the takeover strike back against the Empire? Find out as “Rebel Jail” concludes!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Obi-Wan and Anakin #5 (of 5)

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto

War breaks out…with our Jedi caught in the middle! Master and apprentice come to an important realization. Marvel’s first Jedi-centric miniseries draws to a dramatic close!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace HC

Writer: Henry Gilroy
Artist: Rodolfo Damaggio
Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew

The official comic-book adaptation of the first chapter in the epic saga of STAR WARS! Years before Luke Skywalker would clash with Darth Vader, turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. But when a pair of Jedi Knights — Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi — are dispatched to end the trade conflict that has gripped the galaxy, they make a surprising discovery: the “chosen one” destined to bring balance to the Force — a young boy named Anakin Skywalker! But this new hope may not last long when an ancient enemy returns to threaten the Jedi after centuries in hiding. As the Sith rise again, the small planet of Naboo finds itself in the middle of a power struggle for the ages. Can Queen Padmé Amidala save her people from invasion? Collecting STAR WARS: EPISODE I — THE PHANTOM MENACE #1-4.

Details: 120 pages, Rated T, $24.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

May 25, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from May 25 to 31st. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

May 25

  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Endicott, NY for Jennie F. Snapp Middle School’s Spring Concert.

May 26

  • Garrison Carida will be in Quarryville, PA for Solanco High School Concert Night from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Beverly Hills, MI for Detroit Day Spring Concert.
  • New England Garrison will be in Hampden, MA for Star Wars themed night at Mountain View Drive In Restaurant from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Quarryville, PA for Fine Arts Night at Solanco High School from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Yoda Rocks Out

May 23, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

I’m typically not a fan of Bad Lip Reading, but this one is pretty funny.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

May 20, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray will be debuting at #5 on The New York Times Best Sellers list for hardcover fiction. It will also be #7 for combined print and e-book fiction and #13 for e-book fiction.
  • Star Wars News Net has an interview with Star Wars author J.W. Rinzler. And Rinzler does comment on the TFA making of book as well as working with Mark Vaz on the project. It’s worth checking out. If you scroll to the bottom, there’s an audio interview they did so you can either read the highlights or listen the whole thing.
  • Pictures from the Rogue One visual guide were leaked early on edelweiss and have since been removed. You can head on over Jedi Bibliothek if you want to check them out.
  • Ciena Ree from Lost Stars now has an official picture.

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Star Wars Comic Solicitations for August 2016

May 19, 2016 at 6:11 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for August 2016. Here’s the Star Wars rundown including a look at the cover for the last Darth Vader comic.

Star Wars: Han Solo #3 (of 5)

Writer: Marjorie Liu
Artist: Mark Brooks
Cover Artist: Lee Bermego

As The Dragon Void race gets more intense…Han’s rebel mission gets more deadly! Can the Falcon hold up to one of the most intense flights of its career? What’s worse for Han…failing Leia? Or losing a race?

Details: 32 pages, Rate T, $3.99
Release Date: August 3, 2016

Star Wars: Darth Vader #24 (of 25)

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist/Cover Artist: Salvador Larroca
Variant Cover: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

Vader is lost in his inner mindscape, lost in visions of the Force! Is he truly more machine now than man? Or can he fight his way back from the brink?

Details: 32 pages, Rate T, $3.99
Release Date: August 10, 2016

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #5

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Cover: Cameron Stewart

Black Squadron’s been locked away in a Republic prison! But they’re not locked in there with us, they’re locked in with…Terrex?! Can Poe and co. get the info they need and get free?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: August 17, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation #3 (of 5)

Writer: Chuck Wendig
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Mike Deodato

Rey and Finn escaped Jakku in the Millennium Falcon and teamed up with Han Solo and Chewbacca! But they’re not in the clear yet — there be RATHTARS! Meanwhile, Kylo Ren meets with the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke! The search for Luke Skywalker continues!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: August 24, 2016

Star Wars #22

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Jorge Molina
Cover Artist: Mike Deodato
Variant Cover: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Mike Deodato (sketch variant)

The Star Destroyer Harbinger, a massive weapon of Imperial war. Also the target of the rebels’ new top-secret plan. Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa for “The Last Flight of the Harbinger”!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: August 24, 2016

Star Wars: Darth Vader #25 (of 25)

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Juan Gimenez
Variant Covers: Adi Granov, Jamie McKelvie, Michael Cho, KaMome Shirahama, Joe Quesada, Chris Samnee, Sara Pichelli, Cliff Chiang, Salvador Larroca, John Tyler Christopher

It has all built up to this! Vader’s trials against Cylo’s creations! His machinations against the Emperor! His covert missions with Doctor Aphra and her murderous droids! All comes to fruition in an oversized 40-page issue by the stellar team of Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca! You won’t want to miss this ending!

Details: 56 pages, Rated T, $5.99
Release Date: August 31, 2016

Star Wars: Kanan Omnibus HC

Writer: Greg Weisman
Pencillers: Pepe Larraz, Jacopo Camagni and Andrea Broccardo
Cover Artist: Mark Brooks

Discover how Jedi Padawan Caleb Dune became Kanan Jarrus, the cocky, sarcastic renegade hero of Star Wars: Rebels! As Caleb trained under Master Depa Billaba, neither one of them ever suspected that their “loyal” Clone Troopers would turn on them upon the issuing of Order 66 — the Emperor’s directive to execute all Jedi. How did Caleb Dune escape the Jedi purge? Then, journey even further back and experience Caleb’s very first adventure as a Padawan, protecting the Jedi Temple alongside his new master. As they head toward the furious Battle of Mygeeto, they’ll face one of the deadliest threats in the entire galaxy: General Grievous! Bridge the gap between the Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels! Collecting KANAN — THE LAST PADAWAN #1-5 and KANAN #6-12.

Details: 272 pages, Rated T, $34.99, oversized
Release Date: December 7, 2016

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Podcasts in Review

May 19, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

30 Minutes of Diabolical: Vol 3 | Session 6 is fully devoted to Boba Fett. They covering everything from a full ordinance rundown to elements of old Expanded Universe history. They talk about his first appearance in a parade, his deeds at Jabba’s palace, his fate in the sarlacc, and they steer clear of the prequels. I had two big gripes with the episode. First up, during the weapons segment, they had some really loud background music which made it hard to hear the two male hosts. My second gripe is that one of the hosts said “brother” a lot. And I mean a lot. Seriously, one out of three sentences included “brother”. Now I’m not sure if it was a gimmick or not, but I did try out another episode and the host did not say “brother” once, so if it was a gimmick, it did not work at all. If you’re a hardcore Fett fan, though, you might want to check this one out.

30 Minutes of Diabolical: Vol 2 | Session 29 focuses on the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Note this episode took play in December prior to The Force Awakens‘ release. They talk about the First Order 6″ Black Series figure, the Fargo TV series, then head in the EU. They cover Exar Kun, HK-47, Jaxxon, Thrawn, Mara Jade, the low points of the EU, and a lot of Shadows of the Empire. Kind of a fun trip down memory lane with the SWEU. This episode was a lot more enjoyable than the Boba Fett episode. The podcast doesn’t focus on Star Wars, so you’ll have to search for more Star Wars episodes, but it might be worth checking out.

Assembly of Geeks: Batman vs. Superman Round Table features a really nice round table discussion with guests Dan Z. (Coffee With Kenobi), Jeremiah (Bombad Radio), and Matt Moore (Comic Book Noob, Comics With Kenobi). They join Scott, Jeff and Amy as they talk about the movie, what they liked, didn’t like, and hope to see in the future. Excellent discussion and a close contender for pick of the week. If you’ve seen the movie, be sure to check this one out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #20’

May 18, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader #20 wraps up some storylines as the series prepares to plunge ahead. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Kanan TPB Vol. 2 First Blood’

May 18, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Kanan TPB Vol 2 is out today from Marvel.

Star Wars: Kanan Vol. 2 – First Blood TPB

Writer: Greg Weisman
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Cover Artist: Mark Brooks

Continue to explore the early days of Kanan Jarrus, the sensational star of Star Wars Rebels! You’ve seen Kanan’s last adventure as a Padawan, now witness his very first! The boy who was Caleb Dune must find his feet as the Clone Wars rage around him. When the Jedi Temple comes under attack, what can a mere Padawan do to make a difference? Caleb and his new Master, Depa Bilaba, will lead their own Clone troop into the furious Battle of Mygeeto. But lying in wait for them there are a pair of Separatist generals, one of whom is one of the most deadly threats in the entire galaxy! Can Caleb and Bilaba survive Grievous? Collecting KANAN #7-12.

Details: 136 pages, Rated T, $17.99

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